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Superhero fans have a lot of options when it comes to television these days. Just this summer, fans have been able to choose between shows like Doom Patrol and Umbrella Academy for some super-powered action , and things like the Arrowverse, Netflix's sadly-cancelled Marvel series Jessica Jones, Daredevil, etc.
These shows are all watchable, and some of them are even great. But none of them are as single-handedly watchable and unique as The Boys. And what makes The Boys so special isn't just that it's about superheroes, but rather than it's a supreme piece of the genre—the action, storyline, and effects are top-notch—but that it perfectly satirizes the genre that has taken over not only the small screen, but feature films as well.
The Boys takes everything you love about superhero fiction, and makes you both love it even more, and question why you love it in the first place at the exact same time. The group of superheroes—or, as the show calls them, "supes"—at the center of The Boys is called The Seven. The Seven are a group of superheroes who banded together to fight crime, but in this world, that also means they're operated by a massive corporation called Vaught, with a man named Stan Edgar Giancarlo Esposito , once again playing a villain pulling the strings.
From being led by a omnipotent, cape-clad, male superhero to just one-by-one comparisons, that's what's happening. But that's not all. And as you keep watching The Boys, you'll notice more and more satire, and more and more pointed observations about what's going on here. And we'll keep up with it right here. Homelander is the most important character in The Boys. He makes the plot move. He's the most famous Supe. He's the most powerful Supe. He's the first Supe that we know of And just from looking at him, he's clearly the He's also got a little bit of Captain America in him too—just look at that Evans-esque hair.
But just from looking at him, you can tell that The Boys has some further influence. With those goggles on his face, he's a dead ringer for Anthony Mackie 's falcon. This drugged-up speedster can fly so fast that he literally ran directly through Hughie's girlfriend, Robin, in Season 1. Maeve has an Amazonian look and super strength—it's clear that her parallel is Wonder Woman. No golden lasso or invisible jet for her though, unfortunately.
But she's also one of the more layered and interesting characters of all The Seven. No inside scoop, but it sure feels like she's got one hell of a redemption arc on the way. Black Noir could be a lot of different superheroes, but if we're sticking with the Justice League parallels, he's definitely the Batman of The Seven.
Arguments could be made. Starlight has the midwestern twang of a pair of DC female superheroes: Supergirl as seen in the Arrowverse , and Stargirl who recently got her own DC Universe standalone series. Starlight can harness the energy of the world and shoot it with her hands or eyes, and is one of the most powerful members of The Seven. So it's great for Hughie, one of our heroes, that they share such a close connection. Also, just one to throw out there: she basically has the Taylor Swift arc?
Small town sweetheart-turned-mega superstar? Just spitballing. A little food for thought. Look, no pun intended, but we don't need to go too deep on this one. The Deep has gills. He talks to fish, dolphins, and all sorts of sea and ocean-bound animals. He's Aquaman. And look, no offense to our good friend Jason Momoa , but this messy version of the character is a lot more of what we'd expect in the real world than the actual hero seen in DC's films.
Mesmer isn't necessarily a direct spoof of any specific superhero; moreso, he kind of serves as a stand-in for any washed-up child star which makes Haley Joel Osment's casting as him ever-so-perfect. But his power of telepathy is similar to some of the X-Men like Professor X or Jean Grey, even though his physical appearance is obviously nothing like either of those two. Fun fact—Translucent doesn't exist in the original comic The Boys is based on. Stormfront doesn't take any shit from anyone, even Homelander, who you'd probably think would be anyone's boss.
But she's also got quite the dark side. As you can tell from her name, and her power—she can shoot lightning from her fingers—she's basically a version of Storm from the X-Men. But that dark side Eagle here is a Fresca-hawking cult recruiter. Blindspot is only in Season 2 for a moment, and for that moment briefly seems like he might be the newest member of The Seven.
Despite his blindness, Blindspot has all sort of acrobatic fighting abilities, and seems amazing He refuses to take any "suggestions" from Ashley—now in Madelyn Stillwell's job, but clearly fearing Homelander—from that part forward. As a blind superhero with raised senses and powers elsewhere, Blindspot is clearly a spoof of Daredevil. Gecko is one of the most interesting new superheroes in The Boys Season 2.
He can grow back appendages, and we see him selling his body out to people to take advantage of this as a service—one guy cuts his arm off to fulfill some kind of thrill, and it grows right back. This power makes him sort of like Clayface, the DC villain who can sort of become anything, and Starfish, a mutant in X-Men who can grow appendages back.
Lamplighter, referenced throughout the first season but only seen for the first time in Season 2 Episode 5, was ly in The Seven, but was replaced by Starlight in Season 1 for reasons we do not know. We do know that CIA Agent Grace Mallory has said that Lamplighter killed her family, and that he's now got some sort of arrangement happening with Stormfront, and we don't feel good about it. Ice and Fire. But Jon Snow, he is not. United States. Type keyword s to search. Today's Top Stories. The 3-Day Military Diet, Explained. Amazon Prime. Jasper Savage. This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this to help users provide their addresses.
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